The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on October 14, 1981 · Page 33
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Wednesday, October 14, 1981
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PAGE 34 THE INDI ANATOLIS STAR WEDNESDAY, OCTODEIl U, mi I own ,1 to sp i many aeaicaies memori ace-age hero Gus Grissom a STAR STATE REPORT Mitchell, Ind. Just as Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom gave his life for the space program, many people in this small southern Indiana town of 5,000 have given much of their lives to constructing a memorial for their native son. The project to commemorate Grissom was beset by delays, vandalism and a lack of money. But after waiting nearly 15 years, the townspeople's dream has been realized. Grissom was one of three astronauts killed Jan. 27, 1967, when fire swept through their Apollo spacecraft during a test at Cape Kennedy (now Cape Canaveral), Fla. The charred platform where that accident took place still stands as an unofficial memorial of the country's first and only space-related disaster. But in Mitchell, Grissom's rocket is not charred. It stands 34 feet tall and is 51 inches in diameter. And it is made of Indiana limestone the material that helped form this town's economic existence.. The rocket rests on 50 tons of concrete and stone and is flanked by four 10 foot buttresses that weigh 10 tons each. The monument, dedicated last weekend, is on the site of the school where Grissom attended grades one through six. ,' Don Caudell, the owner of a local hardware store, has been the driving force behind having the monument built and dedicated a job that required more of his time than he can calculate. ' ' Caudell and Grissom grew up together. In Hoosier fashion, back in '67, Caudell and others dosed down their . businesses and attended services for their friend at Arlington National Cemetery. ' - Briton urges U. S. to expan d nuke arsenal for world peace By WILLIAM J. SEDIVY For the sake of world peace the United States must continue to expand its nuclear weapons arsenal, a British Parliament member said Wednesday at an Indianapolis Rotary meeting. "The only way we can avoid war with the Soviets is to keep a balance." said Jill Knight, Conservative Party member of the British House of Commons. "This unfortunately means nuclear weapons," she said. MRS. KNIGHT claimed the military power of the Soviet Union is becoming significantly greater and warned that the U.S. and other nations should keep careful watch on Soviet subversive activity. "I've seen the number of Soviet ships sailing up and down the coast of Africa increasing," Mrs. Knight said. "I've seen Soviet ships in the Mediterranean Sea. I find it frightening." She believes the strife in Northern Ireland is an example of Soviet subversion. "THE IRA (Irish Republican Army) is a terrorist organization backed heavily by the Soviet Union," Mrs. Knight said. "We've conducted many raids and arrested many IRA terrorists who've been using Soviet weapons." The Parliament member has been the target of two attempted IRA mail bombings. Because the British sense a Soviet threat in their own back yard. Mrs. Knight said, many islanders support President Reagan's tough attitude toward the Soviet Union. "THE FREE WORLD needs a firm man in the White House," Mrs. Knight said. "So far, Mr. Reagan has dealt with the Soviets quite firmly. Many of us in England are pleased to see a man in the White House who wont back down. ,,;" '''-.' "It's no use trying to meet danger with indecision," she added. Mrsv Knight criticized Europeans protesting the Reagan administration's nuclear weapon buildup in Europe. ., Europeans protesting' nuclear buildups also are protesting the development of nuclear power plants, she added. , , . "First they want to take away our only means of defending ourselves and on top of that they want to take away a source of. power we will need in the future," she said. "Those ideas aren't worth listening to" Caudell and other townspeople started thinking about constructing a monument shortly after they returned from Arlington. . In the beginning, plans went well. They started out with about $25,000. But they soon ran out of money and . the rocket was placed in storage for nearly 13 years. ; In the summer of 1979, an anonymous donor gave Caudell's committee enough money to complete the project, i By June 1980, plans for dedication again were under way with most work completed. But then came a big setback. ; One night, soon after it was set in ' place, someone climbed the scaffolding and spray painted four letter obscenities on the rocket in foot-high black letters. ' ... ' At the time, Caudell said. "Through all these years, Gus' parents have watched and waited for us to get -finished. Mrs. Grissom told me 10 years ago she hoped we'd have the memorial completed in her lifetime." Last Saturday Grissom's mother. Cecile. got her wish. With much fanfare but with no help from well known dignitaries, the dedication was held in this Lawrence County town. About 700 people turned out for the ceremony, including nearly all of Grissom's family. Guests of honor were Grissom's parents. Dennis and Cecile Grissom, who still live here; his sons Scott and ' Mark from Houston; his brothers, Norman from here and Lowell from Ridgeton, Mo.; and his sister, Wilma Beavers from Huntington, W.Va. All were accompanied by their spouses and children r- about 40 Gris-soms in all, ; "It went very well. The weather was . beautiful. There was a decent crowd." Caudell said. . "It was a first-class , dedication." i K3 'MW. 5 f "V ' ' i , ' ' V i TLJ'LJ (Star phot ay Ort GrlHol Don Caudell and monument to Virgil (Gus) Grissom v Trash handling curtailed because of cuts in budget City trash collection services have fallen victim to budget cuts so free dumping at the city's waste disposal site at Belmont Avenue and Raymond Street will be limited, officials said Tuesday. The facility had been open Monday through Friday. Under the new regulations, heavy trash may be dumped there between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday only. The Department of Public Works also has an nounced that heavy trash pick up will be suspended through the autumn leaf collection season. Residents in the city's trash collection district are asked to bag the leaves and obey the 10 bag limit for weekly trash pickups. Most residents have only five bags of trash each week, said Richard A. Rippel. head of the works department. 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